Study of a wild Begonia

This painting is one of three that I painted during lockdown.  The plant came from The South London Botanical Centre and lives in my studio, flowering in early spring with tiny pink blossoms.  The cultivated variety has been cultivated for the much bigger, vivid flowers but for me the fascination is the beautiful purple – green leaves with the curious lack of symmetry.

The painting  was created with traditional brushes on fine Japanese mulberry paper, using mineral coloured inks and traditional black Sumi.  It is float mounted and framed in natural ash  The chop, placed above the signature, in red rouge means “graceful”.

Size: 375mm x 445mm.

This painting is now sold.